How to Tell if There’s a Hidden Water Leak in Your Home

Water Leak

Water leaks can cause serious damage to your Ropesville, Texas, home, particularly if the leak is happening behind the scenes. Here are a few signs that there is a hidden water leak in your home that requires attention from a plumbing professional.

Your Water Bills Are High

Checking your water bills is one way you can determine if you’re dealing with a hidden water leak. While it’s true that your water bill will likely be higher some months than others, if you have a bill that’s way higher than normal, a pipe leak is a likely culprit, especially if the bill shows an unexpected increase in your water usage.

Damage to Your Ceilings, Floors, and Walls

Inspecting the ceilings, floors, and walls in your home is another way that you can detect a hidden leak. When one of your pipes is leaking, it can cause major damage to your home that should be very noticeable.

For instance, if you look at your walls and see large water stains, sagging, or bubbling, a water leak is the probable cause. If you notice any of these warning signs, be sure to call a professional plumber for help right away so that you can limit any further damage.

Strange Plumbing Noises

Although your plumbing system will make noise from time to time, certain noises can help you identify problems, including hidden leaks. If the leak is large, for instance, you may hear water rushing out of your pipes and when you turn on your faucet, it’s also possible to hear a stuttering noise because the leak has allowed air into your pipes.

You Have a Bug Problem

Certain types of bugs love moisture, which means they’ll be attracted to homes where there are water leaks. If you’re suddenly seeing roaches, earwigs, or silverfish in your home, it could be because you have a hidden water leak.

If you suspect there’s a hidden leak in your home, call Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning today at 806-589-1014. We’ll find the leak in your system and fix it so that your home will be protected.

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